Thursday, July 14, 2011

Never Sit Down in a Hoopskirt and Other Things I Learned in Southern Belle Hell by Crickett Rumley

Jane is the typical rebellious teen but she wants to do her grandmother and late mother proud so she agrees to be a Magnolia Maid for a year.  A Magnolia Maid represents the town of Bienville, Alabama as an ambassador, participating in publicity events.  All while wearing antebellum hoopskirts and corsets.  Jane is not about to put up with the normal antiquated Maid routine and she tries to change it.  But change is not something most Southerners like and Jane has her work cut out for her.
Truth is, there's nothing sweet about me.  I hate being sweet.  p.56
Well, this was incredibly cute and sassy. The Old South pageant ways are fun to read about even if I can't really related.  Anyway,  Jane deals with her issues with being a Magnolia Maid in a hilarious and sarcastic way, but she is a nice girl with plenty of parent issues.  She really tries to cheer on the underdogs who end up on the court and does a great job standing up to the mean girl of the group, Ashley, and her henchgirl.  She also deals nicely with the old fashioned views of the Head Advisory of the Magnolia Maids.  Jane is pretty awesome.  I really liked her and felt sorry for her.  She is a typical heroine dealing the loss of her mother, the abandonment of her father and her long lost but not forgotten crush all while dealing with a frilly hoopskirt.

Received from publisher for review

1 comment:

  1. This sounds like a good afternoon summer read; plus I love the title. I just makes me smile.


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